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Monday, November 19, 2018

Media statements

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Joondalup Line car crash UPDATE

Engineers worked through the night last night to repair significant damage to an overhead mast and wiring.

Train controllers, bus and train drivers, customer service staff, transit officers, technical staff and others also worked overnight to minimise the impact on customers and ensure services were able to resume this morning as normal. 

A car crashed through a freeway safety barrier on the Joondalup Line north of Currambine soon after 5.30pm yesterday.

A temporary mast put in place overnight will need to be replaced by a permanent structure in the coming days, which may require another temporary closure.

Every effort will be made to ensure this work can be done off-peak or overnight. Replacement buses will operate.

The damage bill is expected to amount to tens of thousands of dollars.

The Public Transport Authority is liaising with WA Police over the cause of the incident.

The PTA has previously pursued motorists for the costs of damage to the city’s rail network and this is one avenue we will consider in relation to this incident.

More information about any possible weekend disruptions will be released by Transperth in due course.

Media contact:  9326 2526

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